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The Alaska Middle College School provides students with the unique opportunity to take college courses and earn college credit while still in high school. If a student is to earn 60 college credits (with the required courses by the Mat-Su College) within 2 years, they also receive their Associates Degree upon graduating high school. If a student participates in extra-curricular activities that the Alaska Middle College School does not provide (JROTC, certain sports and clubs, etc...), the student can still continue the activity with their 'home school' or the high school that they originally came from. This type of duel enrollment system truly offers the best of both worlds.
Honestly I loved the independence that I gained, I also love all the teachers I had and I am grateful to have earned college credits and take college classes while still being in high school! It was an amazing experience and I would recommend it as well as do it all over again!!!
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I love everything about the Alaska Middle College school. The teachers take time to connect with their students and guide them. There are tutors all day through out the day that are willing to help.
The middle college fully prepares college bound students by providing a half step between high school and college. The staff is wonderful to work with and you are treated like a young adult.
Alaska Middle College brings highschool kids from all over the Anchorage school district who want to get a boost in college. One of my favorite parts about this school is the work environment. Overall, the students here are more positive, mature, and hardworking, creating a more encouraging and motivating atmosphere than many highschools in the area. Also, the flexibility and autonomy is terrific. A student can take their college classes in the morning, go to their home school for other classes if they like, and finish off the day with any sports or clubs at their home school.
As great as all that is, the best part of AMCS is knowing your time is not being wasted. You only spend two or three hours a day in class, the rest of your day is yours to divvy up as you will, and you have a head start in your college career!
It is a dual credit school that helps boost you through some college and prepare and try college level classes with a safty net. There is nothing in the way of sports and clubs but i think it has been very helpful.
From my experience, the teachers are fantastic and academics are top notch. You must be willing to work hard and put your best effort in if you want to pass, but nothing beats a little challenge.
The teachers are very thoughtful and are willing to work with you if you are having trouble. They offer tutor services and students are willing to help one another for classes . Students are fairly friendly, but they do form their 'clicks' early on. Its better to take initiative and make the connections.
I loved the fact that I was taking actual college-level classes, and was getting credit for both high school and college! Sometimes the students do become a bit loud, but it is much more like college than high school.
I love the support that the teachers and counselors have towards their students. Would be better to hire an actual math teacher instead of a science teacher on the high school side. Some one who is able to work with the students in math, step by step. The students have and insight of what college is actually like, academically. Aside from the costs of the courses and the text books.
Alaska Middle College School is an amazing program designed for high school juniors and seniors from the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. The school allows dedicated students to work on their undergraduate degree through UAA while still in high school. Tuition, fees, and books are paid for through the school district, essentially giving the approximate 150 students currently attending a full ride scholarship. The teachers are amazing, the students are driven, and the school as a whole is worth the work.
I really enjoy it, the Highschool staff is nice but the counsellors can be hostile and rude. Overall I enjoy the freedom I have and the different styles of teaching that are offered.
I really enjoyed the open campus experience and how the entire school is a college setting. its not only college prep but you are actually taking college courses.
I love the opportunities this school offers us. Nothing is better than free college classes for high school students.
The school provides students with the ability to take college classes that will give dual credit for their high school requirements.
The school has an application process that a student must pass in order to attend the school. The diversity of the student has no standing on whether they will get accepted or not. A student must prove they are capable of the level of academics.
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The Alaska Middle College School does not offer clubs/activities because students join the clubs from their "home" high school. The Alaska Middle College School is just a two-year program for juniors and seniors in high school who want to earn an AA degree while finishing up their required high school courses.
I would choose to attend this school again because it was an amazing way to ensure that I was getting ahead in my academics and helping the transition of high school to college.
The teachers are all dual teachers and are very knowledgeable in their fields. They help students as much as possible and are always very friendly.
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